October 4, 2012 Sioux Falls, SD --- PC Magazine has performed 110,000 tests across America since the first of the year and concluded Midcontinent Communications provides the fastest residential internet service in a 13-state region that stretches from Michigan and Ohio to Minnesota and South Dakota. When compared to all providers across the country, Midcontinent is second from the top.
“We receive compliments daily from our customers who are extremely pleased with their data speed which allows them to do all they need to do with the connection,” said Tom Simmons, senior vice president of public policy for Midcontinent. “We’re proud of this pinnacle -- it takes a combination of engineering, design, capital and corporate commitment, and a desire to serve customers in small communities to build a network that competes with the nation’s best.”
PC Magazine tested upload and download speeds at http://pcmag.speedtest.net/. According to the research, Midcontinent is more than 2 Mbps faster than the next provider in the North Central region.
“Setting the standard for what a local ISP can and should be, Midco's numbers rival Verizon FiOS's in its market,” states Eric Griffith, author of the report released September 28th on PCmag.com. “If you live in the Dakotas, Minnesota, or Wisconsin and are within reach of the MidcoNet Xstream Wideband service, do yourself a favor and sign up.”
Since the debut of MidcoNet Broadband service in 1995, Midcontinent has consistently upgraded the network to increase the speed, capacity and reliability demanded by both residential and business customers. In 2011, Midcontinent launched its latest product, MidcoNet Xstream, with download speeds up to 100 Mbps.
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“Our entire company is gratified at this recognition,” says Jon Pederson, Midcontinent’s vice president of technology. “We’ve worked hard to bring the best service possible to our customers, deploying the latest technology and most advanced network designs.”
Over 200,000 customers in South Dakota, North Dakota and Minnesota have Midcontinent data services.
For More Information
· Midcontinent Communications: www.midcocomm.com
· Methodology used by PC Magazine
· Overview of the 9 month study
· Fastest ISPs in the U.S. in 2012
· Fastest ISPs by region in 2012